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Wexford detached holiday home large private gardens , near beach sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bed luxury cottage sleeps 6 + cot, large gardens, open fire, 4poster bed, bbq

Scar Bridge Cottage is adjacent many sandy beaches for family holidays. Sitting on 3 acres SCAR BRIDGE COTTAGE boasts its own river with plentiful, if small brown trout. The river is safely fenced off,gated access to steps lead to a wooden platform ideal for sitting or fishing. The stone stables have been converted to provide guests with a summer games room offering a pool table.Extensive landscaped lawned gardens and young orchard planted with apple, pear and plum trees. Wooden easy chairs together with al fresco dining table and 8 chairs encourage full use of the beautiful 3 acre grounds. Swing, Playframe Stylishly refurbished and extended 200yr old property with large open fire,kingsize 4 poster bed , 2 reception rooms. The charm of the house and the gardens ensure that this property is ideal no matter the season. boules, picnic set. prebook BAR B Q euro15 pw..Hook lighthouse, JFK arboretum and JFK Homestead , Dunbrody Famine ship ,Kilmore Quay thatched village

The charming rustic property comprises on the ground floor a beautiful bespoke country kitchen with dual aspect over the country lane and rear garden. Convenient items such as pannini toaster, electric whisk etc are provided. The kitchen seats 6 and is particularly attractive with dual aspect deep silled cottage windows. The back kitchen/larder is fitted with washer/dryer and large fridge freezer. There is also plenty of room for beach/ fishing tackle. A picnic basket , flasks and rug provided.separate downstairs WC and whb.

The kitchen leads onto the original snug room with its cutstone fireplace with comfy armchairs and impressive music system. A selection of CD's of varied music , and books ( long reads , short stories , night sky instruction and fishing knots etc! ) are provided. The bright sunroom is a tasteful extension with cathedral ceiling and patio doors to sunny south facing terrace , dual aspect windows allow views of the front and rear gardens.

Comfortable 3 seater couch , armchair and rocking chair . The central iron chandelier and side candle lamps are fitted with dimmer switches to ensure a cosy atmosphere. Colour Tv and DVD player with a wide variety of DVD's, including some children's favourites.

Upstairs 3 bedrooms ( 2,doubles , 1 twin ) , are stylishly and comfortably furnished with king size 4 poster bed , wrought iron bedsteads and guests enjoy egyptian cotton bedlinens and plentiful towels. Again all rooms have lovely cottage deep window sills and discrete skylights (with blinds) which maximise night sky views and sunshine. Master bedroom with dual aspect windows and separate whb. The twin bedroom has cutstone feature on one wall and overlooks front garden and rural views. 2 single beds with wrought iron bedsteads fit beautifully.The second double over looks the rear gardens. All bedrooms made up with crisp white linens and decorated in calm country style. A well apportioned bathroom with power shower and bath

bathroom has pretty domed ceiling in tongue and groove. Plentiful towels , bath sheets , hand towels and face cloths rovided. Soaps and some toiletries ( cotton wool etc) provided. Mira power shower and large bath. Again a character filled room with little window seat.

4 poster bed has kingsize mattress with cushion top - extremely comfortable and when combined with the quietitude and darkness of true country nights, a great night's sleep is almost guaranteed !

convenient for Hook Head , Kilmore Quay , Johnstown Castle , JFK Arboretum , Duncannon Fort , Hook Head Lighthouse, Wecford Opera Festival , Saltee Islands , Surfing , fishing , horse riding , pottery classes , National Heritage Centre ....lounging in the hammock in the sunny southeast summer sun , cosying up at the fire , bar b qing by the river , reading a book and getting a lie in or a game of hide and seek in the extensive grounds..

.. whatever you dream of for your irish holiday experience !

The property is wlled and gated to front and we do request that you keep the gates closed as horses and cattle are occasional users of the road and should be kept out of the garden. We have fenced and gated the little river and please do supervise children around the river, on swings and little climbing frame. It is a large country garden so do keep an eye on all little ones who will love to roam and explore !


More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Kate Tormey
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Mrs Kate Tormey

Kate, BComm , MBS, ran her own property business providing short term executive accommodation for the corporate and theatre world. In 2009 she branched out to incorporate an interior design service to property clients.Together with her husband ( actor) they founded a theatre production company and have toured several national productions together with producing a US tour after being invited to organise a fund raiser on Broadway for the Twin Towers disaster. Recently Kate has teamed up with award winning designer Jane Carroll who together co own and founded the Happy Headbangers Club manufacturing stylish helmet hats for kids in a variety of colourful and reflective styles. Winner of the Sunday Times TOP Gadget December 2012.

Mrs Kate Tormey purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Mrs Kate Tormey chose Russellstown

kate and her husband purchased this property in 2006 after the birth of their second child. they enjoy using it as an escape from their busy lives where they can relax or spend time with friends and family.This property is just less than 2 hours drive from their Dublin home and ticks all the boxes for charm , oodles of private outdoor gardens , great local restaurants , pubs and food providers , stunning beaches and of course the sunny southeast's preferential weather!

The cottage is 200 years old and fitted with modern comforts to combine all the charm of a period property with style warmth comfort and interest.

We enjoy researching areas before we travel and to offer you the same opportunity we send you a file of own local recommendations and those discovered and enjoyed by guests so that you can get the most out of your stay - you may decide to visit some or all of the places , restaurants , pubs, beaches on the list or just while away the afternoons peacefully dipping your toes in our little river or playing rounders on the lawn whilst the BBQ prepares your supper !

What makes this cottage unique

A charming and characterful 200 yr old property , fully restored with 3 acres of privacy and a small river bisecting the grounds. Great location for touring SE Ireland. This region's proximity to busy Rosslare car ferry ensures plentiful activities and year round facilities for families. The area is renowned for the Arts and dotted with historic castles and stunning cliff edged beaches. Wexford is a prosperous county and has great year round facilities for children ,adventure playgrounds, horseriding and watersports. The beaches vary from long strands to cliff edged beauties ,historic Hook lighthouse - the oldest working lighthouse in Europe - is a fascinating visit with whale watching and cliff walks , Duncannon fort reinactment and beach sand sculpting fest , kite surfing to the gourmet fish delights of our own Kilmore Quay village. Excellent choice of farmers markets , local deli shops to fill a tasty picnic and explore for the day !

Guestbook comments from the manager

We arrived late in the evening to be greeted with a lovely fire and perfectly clean and cosy cottage. Waking to explore the gardens was such a treat and we all took to having hot chocolate in the gardens gazebo by the river ( in our coats ) to plan the day ahead . Great local area with lots to do and see and eat ! We adored the cottage and have recommended it already to all friends - would love to see it summer . great advice from owner Kate and she was even able to give us directions one afternoon by phone when we got lost in Waterford on a day trip - could nt be more helpful ! well done and we'll be back as soon as we can to stay longer !
Dec 2015
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Russellstown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , spacious family bathroom , miniature cathedral ceiling
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , downstairs
  • Pretty and well proportioned family bathroom with miniature catheral ceiling , bath and strong mira power shower. WC and WHB. Soap and some toiletries provided . Plentiful bath , hand and face towels . Additional downstairs wc and whb located off the pantry near the back door Additional convenient whb in master bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 4 poster bed, cushion top mattress , private whb
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , plus cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , wrought iron bedsteads , romantic sloping ceilings
  • All bedrooms made up upon with crisp white egyptian cotton linens. Pretty bedrooms each with its own character and tastefully decorated in muted calm shades reflecting classical country style.master has 4 poster king size bed overlooking front and rear gardens with little window seats. All bedrooms Either over looking the beautiful gardens to the rear , the river or the quiet country lane .each bedroom is pretty with sloped ceilings having been carefully restored and renovated by the owners ,retaining the deep window sills and ensuring garden views from each angle. feather and down quilts and egyptian cotton linens. Additional baby travel cot provided, please bring own baby bedlinen. All bedrooms have bedside lights with both doubles having tiffany fittings with centre and sidelights. Some light reading of short dramas , irish classics and assorted reads from cookery ,interior and garden design to modern fiction, night sky and fishing instructions provided for guests enjoyment.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 13 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
we have converted the two stone stables to provide an additional summer garden chill out room for teenagers / kids . The second stable houses the pool table . Both have sunny aspect opening onto the oldstable courtyard with the river walled and fenced off to the rear. Access to the river is by gates, with steps to a platform , from which to dip toes, launch paper boats...Fish are small but plentiful and guests have some success with brown trout. Almost daily visits from a local heron confirm the fish are there ... see if you can catch them! The meadows across the river belong to the property also ... so feel free to explore. The upper lawn is about an acre , with mature trees surrounding it , completely private and underplanted with bulbs. Summer house and terraces provide sunny and shaded seating options. An acre of maintained lawn with small copse gives great picnicing and football opportunities, boules etc., Charcoal Weber bbq on request at euro15


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Wexford detached holiday home large private gardens , near beach sleeps 6
average rating of 4.818182 based on 18 reviews

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and welcoming home to stay in. Great outdoor space for all ages. We had a lovely time and will be back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, recomended for a family and dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

Quiet location in the country side, close to beaches and seafood restaurants. Owner provides tips and tricks for enjoying your stay and is available for questions/help as needed.

Stream at the side of the house and huge garden area for running around.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property. We'll equipped. Lovely garden and grounds

  • 5 of 5

Totally lovely property available for short breaks and not just a whole week. We'll equipped. Nice and warm. Lovely grounds. Accepts a dog on request.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen , we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review . Perhaps you can return some time and see more of our lovely sunny South East or just relax in our garden !
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Week in the country

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice week in the cottage. It has a great garden which our kids loved playing in. The cottage is cosy and the kitchen is well equipped. It is in a rural location so you will need to drive everywhere but Wexford is not far away and it has everything you will need.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding again!!

  • 5 of 5

Third time at the cottage and will be returning as soon as possible. A very relaxing break, great access to local beaches and a night at the local with live music is a must. Internet added since we were last there, a nice touch but we turned it off as the cottage is to be enjoyed away from social media and the many other distractions is causes to the kids and work !! Freshly painted the cottage is in stunning order and Kate and Kay are very easy to deal with. Birthday cake awaited my arrival - thanks again both. Luke, Claire & Family

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much - we were thrilled to be chosen as the base for your family celebration and delighted you enjoyed the cake - they bake the best cakes - glad you enjoyed it !! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, Kate
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Charming property

  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage in a tranquil setting. Perfect if you prefer to cook and eat-in (my wife has food allergies so eating out can sometimes be a challenge) as there are plenty of pots, pans, and dishes for whatever you are fixing. The only challenge some people may have is in the main bedroom, the foot end of the bed is rather close to the wall and people with extra girth would struggle to get around it. But the second bedroom has plenty of room to get to both sides of the bed, just a bit tighter down the sides. The owner is very friendly and quick to respond if there are any issues. We had a light bulb shatter and she even offered to have the caretaker come around to take care of it (we had already cleaned it up ourselves). Internet was a little slow but reliable. If we return to this area we would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks James , we re delighted you both enjoyed your stay with us - its important for us to feel that there is everything a guest needs but that we are on hand if advice / help is needed !!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Kilmore Quay 7km miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
kiilmore quay
Car: recommended

With Unlimited Broadband. Convenient for access to Wexford opera Festival , many sandy blue flag beaches within 10 minute drive and convenient to the Hook lighthouse peninsular. 15 minutes Wexford town with its cosmopolitan cobbled streets , designer boutiques. Boat trips to Saltee islands from nearby thatched Kilmore Quay Village make for an exciting family day trip with acres of bluebells and birdwatching. Pack a picnic and explore.

This property is the ideal base from which to enjoy a romantic getaway or family holiday. Golf Links /, horseriding,scuba diving, JFK Arboretum and Kennedy homestead , Tintern Abbey, Southeast craft trail and gardens trail., fishing charters , surfing, kite surfing , sub aqua ,bar b q , boules in your garden , paddling in your river , swing set , tree swing , seal watching at the Quay

Easy access to Duncannon fort reinactments and sand sculpting festival. Visit the Dunbrody famine ship at New Ross.Johnstown Castle and gardens.

Golf: Wexford golf courses, St Helen's championship links and Rosslare golf club within easy reach.

Shelmalier Stables closeby are highly recommended , very good for beginners.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $61.05
Damage Deposit $366.3

Changeover usually Saturdays year round but flexible.

The property is fully made up upon arrival and additional mid stay service available at small fee. The rate is based on number advised, if more beds are used, fee euro10 per bed to cover linen . Added guests must be preapproved to a max 6 plus cot,
English speaking caretaker. damage deposit of euro300 cash on arrival refunded at checkout.
Please remove all rubbish from house before you leave and leave the property in a clean and tidy condition. Charges may be made if property is not left in a satisfactory condition to assess for deposit return.Property is professionally cleaned between stays.
We apply a strict cancellation policy - 50% payment is non refundable - the balance will be refunded for cancellations up to 2 months prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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